Welcome to
Hospice Halifax

A compassionate and supportive community of staff, volunteers, and donors dedicated to making dying and living as comfortable and as meaningful as possible at the end of life.

Hike for Hospice: Take a Walk That Matters

Join us for Hike for Hospice, an energizing, family-friendly community walk to support compassionate end-of-life care at Hospice Halifax! This year’s event can be attended IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY. This program is a fantastic way for you to support Hospice Halifax, reconnect with the community and get outdoors to enjoy the weather!

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice palliative care means providing opportunities for patients and families to uniquely address practical, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs while preparing for the patient’s death. 

Every year, Hospice Halifax welcomes approximately 150 terminally ill patients facing the end of life, including vulnerable seniors, people living with physical disabilities, and people who are precariously housed. 

Hospice Residence

Learn about the hospice residence and how to apply. 

Support Programs

View our grief and bereavement programs, counselling and groups.  


See our list of grief and loss resources and additional hospices. 


See our resources and guides for healthcare professionals.

With Your Support,
We Can Do More

In order for us to continue to provide the best end of life care free of charge, reaching our fundraising goals is imperative.

Our objective is to make hospice care equitably available to all members of our community regardless of their setting of care.

All gifts to the hospice, no matter the size, help us reach our fundraising target of $1 million a year.

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How You Can Help

With your support, we can have more hospice beds in our community, expand our support programs, provide accessible education and so much more. 

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Make a Donation

Make a one-time gift, a gift in memory or a monthly gift.

Support an Event

Get involved with one of our events or campaigns.

Leave a Gift in your Will

Leave a legacy of care with a planned gift. 

Supply Wish List

Help us provide care with these much needed items.

Fundraise For Us

Organize a fundraising event or campaign. 


Donate your time as a Hospice Halifax volunteer.  

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Personal Directive

A personal directive is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and those who care about you. You must make your personal directive while you can still make decisions for yourself. You might not be able to make health care decisions for yourself at some time in the future. A personal directive can help to make sure that you get the care you want. It can help the people who care about you by letting them know what kinds of care you want.

To make your own personal directive online, please visit Legal Info Nova Scotia

The Compassionate Closet

The Compassionate Closet is a unique new to you  boutique that has the feeling of a high-end retail shop with prices of a second hand store.

It is a social enterprise of Hospice Halifax, with all revenues supporting the Hospice’s operations. Every purchase makes a difference!

Shop online and find something fabulous while supporting Hospice Halifax. 

The Compassionate Closet